Sunday, December 27, 2015

High Tides.. A Haiku..

For Haiku Horizons..

Despite rough weathers
my ship of life cruises on;
high tides she fears not


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Morning's Happy Sun..

Haiku Horizons: Prompt - Cover..

Morning's happy sun
covers snow with melted gold;
ornamented hills


Ornamented hills;
deep digging for the doubts
uncovers darkness


Uncovers darkness;
her smile lights him up like
morning's happy sun..


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Her Luminous Necklace..

Written for Haiku Horizons..
Prompt: String

Broken string
of her luminous necklace;
no party


No party;
entangled strings of gossip
tie her tight


Monday, December 7, 2015


From My Archives..for

Haiku Horizons..
& Haiku My Heart.. 


Sun,  Moon & Stars  shine
as Earth takes another turn;
I keep my balance..


I keep my balance
holding on to a moonbeam;
a small miracle, that!!


A small miracle, that!
words fall from skies for a 
balanced haiku..


Monday, November 30, 2015

He Creates A Hole In the Sky....

Written for Haiku Horizons Prompt: Ground
Shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart...

He Creates A Hole In the Sky....

He flutters his wings
for the flight beyond skies;
firm feet on the ground

Firm feet on the ground;
he creates a hole in the sky
with a sharp resolve

With a sharp resolve
he lands in a starry maze;
a slippery ground

A slippery ground
up there confounds him;
he flutters his wings

He flutters his wings
for flying back to ground;
she had always known..


Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Tastier Life..

Haiku Horizons.. Pepper
Also shared with Haiku My Heart..

Ah, she always sprays
each moment with some pepper;
a tastier life

A tastier life;
I don't need a peppermint 
in my pocket

RS :)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

No Complaints.. a Haiku...

Written for Haiku Horizons..

No complaints on salt;
she loves him a lot more
than his cooking 


Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Joyous, Brighter, Happier Diwali for Her..

Written for Rebecca's  Haiku My Heart..

She walks through the
remains of a sparkling night;
ah, festivities 

Ah, festivities;
ashen faced morning finds
piles of burnt crackers

Piles of burnt crackers;
she hears the crackling of his
magical laughter

Magical laughter;
she carries his image in 
her ignited heart

Her ignited heart;
a joyous, brighter, happier  
Diwali for her..


Saturday, November 7, 2015

जब साँझ ढले Gangs of Mango Trees..

Written for Haiku Horizon Prompt: Steam..
Shared with Haiku My Heart/..

Gangs of Mango Trees

She balances his
steaming food box on her head;
hot sun-filled fields


Hot sun-filled fields;
steamy gossips and happier
gangs of  mango trees


Gangs of mango trees;
night is still with no more steam
in the chilled air..


Dear Blogger friend, You will honour me by reading the below mentioned  too,,,, 

In celebration of Deewali, the festival of lights, Here's a Hindi Poem, first time  on this Blog.. dedicated to my wife.. who has supported me through thick and thin..

For my non-Hindi Speaking friends let me share the essence.. 

In the poem here, I talk about the need for a husband and wife to walk together hand in hand in the evening of life. confidently without fear having full trust in God.. I pray to them to spend time enjoying the gifts of nature, resting under the trees, listening to songs of birds, talking to stars.. living a full life..    The poem is my way of saying thanks to my dear wife.. We have had a lovely time together. She has supported me all the way through thick 'n' thin for all the 33 years.. This is my way to say thanks to her.. READ ON but before that...


जब साँझ ढले...

जब साँझ ढले
तब साथ चलें...

हाथों में हाथ
बातों का साथ
हो कठिन डगर
यूँ ही चलें मगर
न रुके कभी
न थमें कभी
जब दम लगे
सांस काम लगे
सयम न हारें
कुछ पल गुजारें
इक पेड़ तले
इक पेड़ तले

जब साँझ ढले
तब साथ चलें....

पाँव में छाले
मरहम लगा लें
कभी डगमगाएं
कभी लडख़ड़ायें
चाहे तूफ़ान
करे परेशान
हिम्मत न टूटे
साथ न छूटे
अपना खुदा
न हो जुदा
हर बला टले
हर बला टले
जब साँझ ढले
तब साथ चलें

धूप जलाये
पर रोक न पाय
ठडीं हवा
दे हौसला
पेड़ भी सारे
हमें निहारें
पक्षी गायें
दिल को भाएं
सुनेगी रातें
सितारों से बातें
चाहे चाँद जले
चाहे चाँद जले

जब साँझ ढले
तब साथ चलें .....


A Ramesh Sood Original.. 
Had originally written sometime in 2009.... 

Friday, October 30, 2015

He Touches Her Dreams..

Haiku for  Haiku My Heart - Friday

and Haiku Horizons: Sunday

He Touches Her Dreams..

She smells morning Sun
and sees aroma of the rose;
he touches her dreams..

He touches her dreams,
hears rocks on the beach talk;

he and she often find Moon
melting in the Sun..

Melting in the Sun
to get frozen in the snow;
glorious hilltops..

Added for Haiku Horizons.. Monday 2nd November, 0006 hrs..

glorious hilltops;
cherishing nature's best
she forgets herself

She forgets herself;
a poem appears in the sky
along with his smile


Monday, October 26, 2015

Oceanic storms - Haiku..

Written for Haiku Horizons..
First haiku is from my archives and around that I weave the story..

Oceanic storms;
dark circles
under her eyes


Under her eyes
I see some stories written;
illegible hand

Illegible hand;
loose notes hide in the box
under her bed

Under her bed;
a whole world where fairies
of her dreams dance


Friday, October 23, 2015

She Stands Confident

Written for Rebecca's Haiku My Heart.. Friday..

She Stands Confident

She stands confident;
highest point in dark space of
her own inner depths


Her own inner depths;
illumination by a
mere thought of his light...


Mere thought of his light
dims every doubt in her mind;
she stands confident

Or it can also be... depends...

He Stands Confident

He stands confident;
highest point in dark space of
his own inner depths


His own inner depths;
illumination by a
mere thought of her light...


Mere thought of her light
dims every doubt in his mind;
he stands confident


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Morning Quietly Creates Its Own Pictures.. Haiku

Haiku Horizons Prompt: Silent

Also shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart...

Glorious sunrise;
trees silently wait for winds
to hear naughty songs

Silent sunbeams those;
morning quietly creates
it's own  pictures

Afternoon sizzles;
birds are silent in their cool
well weaved strong nests

Ah, evening descends;
silent stars write script of joy,
earth happily reads


Silent moon looks at
her reflection in the lake;
she sits on the edge

Sound of his flute
flows through the silent night;
her anklet tinkles..


I am happy  creating this. Hope you feel good too..

Monday, October 12, 2015

Grounded Happiness!!!

Written for Haiku Horizons... prompt Over
shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart..

Grounded Happiness

His merciless reign
over her meaningless thoughts;
ah, obsessed she

Ah, obsessed she;
I give her a makeover to
let her see Moon smile

Let her see Moon smile
as stars spill over the night;
she opens her wings

She opens her wings,
flies over a sky of doubts;
grounded happiness

Grounded happiness
wins over the rootless flights;
her eyes roll wet pearls


Saturday, October 3, 2015


For Rebecca's Haiku My Heart 
and Haiku Horizons... prompt : Storm

Inspired by Rebecca's Haiku


With her hair flying
she jumps to catch the pink fruit;
wind storm lashes out


Wind storm lashes out,
humble tree lets some fall;
ripe pomegranates..


Ripe Pomegranates;
she plucks crystal juicy seeds
lovingly for him


lovingly for him
she picks some pink guava too;
ripe pomegranates


ripe pomegranates;
he fondly remembers those
trees in his garden


trees in his garden
tell stories of his childhood;
she finds them juicy


she finds them juicy;
sadly those trees no more grow
ripe pomegranates


ripe Pomegranates;
she plucks crystal juicy seeds
lovingly for him


Friday, September 25, 2015

Yes & No.. haiku..

Written for
Haiku Horizons
Shared with 
Haiku My Heart 

Between yes and no
exist invisible cracks; 
nothing smooth for thoughts


nothing smooth for thoughts; 
she keeps falling in this space 
between yes and no


Monday, September 21, 2015

After-thought... A Haiku

First a poem
that was born in my heart today morning..from
where will stem 
a Haiku for Haiku Horizons
Share with Haiku My Heart

I  Spill Some Sun Here..

"Sky is clearer and blue
take some Sun home with you"
so said to me a senior friend
I obeyed 
taking some in my eyes,
while some got stuck on my face
and a little entered in my heart.
I know 
you will find my words 
 happier &  brighter
 as I spill some Sun here..


Thanks to my Senior Friend 
Mr. Sunil Hazra Choudhury for triggering these
thoughts..during my morning walk..


Written for Haiku Horizons..shared with Haiku My Heart
Prompt: After

I spill some 
sun here for her ;

pinkish glow on her face
says it all 


Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Dark Clouds.. Haiku..

Written for
Haiku My Heart

Her paper boat fails
to hold itself together;
ah, incessant rains

ah, incessant rains;
morning, afternoon,evening
reflect same colours


Happy dark clouds;
from the other side, sun 
shines on them too


Friday, September 11, 2015

Two Faces... haiku..

Written for Rebecca's Haiku My Heart
& Haiku Horizons 

For Haiku Horizons : Before

Sun rises
long before I wake up;
starry nights

Starry nights;
reluctant Moon leaves when
Sun rises

Sun rises 
making one side glow;
two faces


Two Faces, 
one dark another bright;
clouds cover      

Clouds cover 
and then uncover;
sunny hearts


Sunny hearts;
shining stars float in 
darker skies

Darker skies
hide in sunny hearts;
clouds cover


Sunny hearts; 
shining stars fade not
in clear skies

In clear skies
soar birds of happy dreams;
sunny hearts..


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Singing Caged Birds... Haiku

Haiku Horizons & Rebecca's Haiku My Heart...

First Haiku for prompt Float..

Quietly floats a boat 
making waves in still waters;
morning sun appears


Morning Sun appears
as I stop to hug a tree; 
singing caged birds


Singing caged birds;
tall trees pick a bit of sky
and throw in the cage 

© RS:)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

She Gleans All That Is Love...

Haiku Horizon's Prompt:   Past

Sharing from my past ( archives)

from past to present
she gleans all that is love;

A New Haiku

past, present, future
all embedded in vast sky;
incomplete wings


Sunday, August 23, 2015

She Draws A Bright Morning.. .. Haiku...

Haiku Horizon... Prompt: Brush..

Shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart..

She Draws A Bright Morning...

Give me paint and brush
to draw happier pictures;
white canvass of life


White canvass of life
unknowingly gets black spots;
give me paint and brush


Give me paint and brush,
I want to draw my own moon ;
cut sheets of blue sky..


Cut sheets of blue sky;
she draws a bright morning, then
gives me paint and brush


Friday, August 21, 2015

Sky Full of Haiku.....

Haiku My Heart Fridays..

Half a Moon and stars
as pieces of dark clouds fly;
sky full of haiku

Sky full of haiku;
he sits with an open mind
to catch if some fall


Sky, full of haiku,
sets them all free at once;
he catches three-some


God gifts three haiku
and he creates the fourth one;
your smiling bright face..


Monday, August 17, 2015

Who Is Leading Whom? - Haiku

Written for Haiku Horizon

Prompt: Lead..

playing together
a mom becomes her baby;
who is leading whom


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wounds from a Tight Grip..


A Haiku

Wounds from a tight grip;
hanging on threads of moments
life seeks a soft touch


Sunday, August 9, 2015

His Luminous Words... Haiku..

Haiku Horizons: Grab

Also shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart

He flies to the skies,
grabs a pair of stars, gifts her;
her blank twinkling eyes


Her blank twinkling eyes
are happy to grab a dream;
his luminous words


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Misty Window Glass... Haiku

Written for Haiku Horizons: Window

It feels good to be back..

From my archives...Couldn't hold myself from sharing..

Misty window glass;
lost, she scribbles his name
with her finger tip


Closed window
soft light, softer music;
she hides her wings

She hides her wings;
light fades, music stops, 
window opens

Window opens;
she spreads her wings and 
just flies away


Fresh Haiku

window of my room
opens and  the sun walks in;
mind fails to copy


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Martyr.. A Must Read...



Elder one willingly
left his share of sweet
for the younger one
who happily let the elder one
choose to be the 'martyr'
and cherished the delicacy..
Elder one smiled
without realising
that his choice had
given a pattern of life
to the younger one ...
Well, I don't think if
I have to narrate
the whole story
You already know
that the elder one
must have died
a death of a 'martyr'..
No, none remembers him
either for what he gave
or for what they took
There's one who visits a temple
every year on his death anniversary
and takes pride in being
a son of a "Martyr"..


Friday, July 31, 2015

Haiku for Haiku My Heart...Friday

Written for Rebecca's Haiku My Heart...



Stuck in traffic
my thoughts wander around;
some movement that!


Rain drops
on my car's wind screen;
short life


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Stranger Lights A Fire..


As innocent in him plays a flute
the stranger lights a fire;
taking a leaf from a wilted flower
I try to write a haiku -

nature, rose blooms;


Monday, July 13, 2015

Dancing Trees... Haiku


She writes 'music'
on a lifeless stone;
dancing trees


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Classic Love Story..

Leo's APED 


Classic love story
shines through my haiku;
her eyes gleam his love
and his smile just says it all;
classic love story


Classic everything;
life's pursuit in a world
that is losing class


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ah, His Broken Flute..

For Leo's APED..


Thanks to Celestine / readinpleasure for the prompt..

Ah, His Broken Flute....  a poem..

Winds no more carry
those love notes to her ears;
ah, his broken flute
she picks them 
from the deepest corners
of her heart
where they have stayed
whenever she sits
silently in her balcony
listening to the winds..
the lost notes become alive
and take her to a
magical world
where her dreams dance to
the melody of his flute
Yes, those love notes have
stayed in the deepest 
corners of her heart
or so he thinks..


Thursday, July 2, 2015

A New Love Story... APED # 33 Haiku

Leo's APED prompt # 33 


Love story;
aroma floats around an
empty bench 


Empty bench;
sunset may unfold a new
love story


Monday, June 29, 2015

Her Joyous Infinite World...


First a Haiku..

Happier thoughts;
stars illuminate her
inner skies


Her Joyous Infinite World...

On the dark wall
in front of her
she draws a happy picture
of her own smile
and gives it a title
her  eyes can't see
yet her face shows me
glimpses of her
joyous infinite world..


I Live...

APED Phrase: I Live

Haiku Horizons: Thorn

I Live

thorns bite her
as she plucks a rose;
of her love surrounds,
I live


Sun rise
gifts me another day;
I live
by my promise of
being 'alive'
in every moment
who wants to walk
like a corpse..


Friday, June 26, 2015

That Colourful Party At Night...(APED Challenge)


Based on a cascade of haiku I wrote a couple of years ago....

That Colourful Party At Night...

Empty glasses
strewn around
with frayed table clothes
here and there
she sleeps on the chair
doorbell rings not.
Morning arrives..
Lo! The mirror
fails to remember
that colourful party at night.. (33)


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Heal the World..

APED Prompt # 25 Phrase :

Heal the World..

No smile,
that little one
on the side of the road
he didn't have a smile;
she gave him one
and walked on
once back home
she watered plants..


Monday, June 22, 2015

Light Drizzle..... Haiku..

Haiku Horizon Prompt:   Tears

Shared with Haiku My Heart..

Her tears fall
on the petal of a rose;
light drizzle

Extends to a poem for Leo's APED Prompt 22: Light

Her tears fall
on the petal of a rose
light drizzle
reluctant umbrella
opens not
the drops of rain
shine on her face
she looks up, knowing
somewhere behind
the dark clouds
moon shines amid stars;
she smiles and throws the dead rose


Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Repainted Past..


Shared with Haiku My Heart.. 

From my archives.. 

I renovate my
out of date interiors;
a repainted past

A repainted past;
I peel out stale memories


Thursday, June 18, 2015

An Infantile Frock.. Haiku

Leo's APED 

Prompt 19 – Quoted #3

Also Shared with Haiku My Heart..
“Memory is a way of telling you what’s important to you.” — Salman Rushdie.

An infantile frock;
my mother's aroma
in my first wear


Smooth Sailing - haiku..

Leo's APED: Prompt 18 – Fotowrite #2


Image Source: 

smooth sailing with
hardly ever a high tide;
my life with her...


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Joyous Garden Laughs.. Haiku

Shining stars vanish
as Sun throws a morning kiss;
Joyous garden laughs



Monday, June 15, 2015

Her Secret Dreams Gleam..

Leo's APED Prompt: Fire

Haiku Horizons: Secret..

She secretly picks 
lies from his false smiles;
burning fire gives light


Joyous future smiles 
in the ashes of burnt lies;
her secret dreams gleam


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Trust: Haiku..


Ah, getting trusted 
and then choosing betrayal
the mind sins sans soul


Friday, June 12, 2015

On the edge of night..


A Haiku:

I write this haiku
dreaming  on the edge of night ;
wake-up call, this line..


Wake-up call, this line;
two minutes more and for sure
it would be a poem


Thursday, June 11, 2015

She trusts clouds..

Haiku Horizons..  Prompt: Trust..
Shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart.. 
Shared with June 14th with Leo's APED


Tiny streams
trickle down her face;
she trusts clouds


she trusts clouds
either they melt or
fly away,,


A curved line like a broken bangle - APED Quoted Prompt 2..


Leo's APED  Quoted Prompt # 2

Or A Curved Line Like A Broken Bangle

Let my face reflect
pain or joy or wonderment
my friend takes it all
without changing expression;
Yes, Moon  shines & smiles
all the time..
I hold a star studded night sky
in my gleaming eyes
where else could I keep safe
the friendship gift of the Moon
Just one friend enough for me
for I can share sitting
in solitude, looking up
without any fear of
getting judged..
Our friendship is beyond
questions and answers
I too never judge
on the declining face of
Moon day after day
Be it a full Moon
or a curved line like a broken bangle
I accept every face of Moon
including its absence occasionally
Yes, I learnt all this by copying
my friend's behaviour..


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

She Refuses to Share Her Tears..


Leo's  Prompt 10 - Wordle..

She Refuses to Share Her Tears..

She ferries
wicked thoughts
from the entrance
of her mind
that is painted in green
directly to the exit;

She has been searching
for those forgotten
notes she would scribble
in her note-books whispering
like rhymes in those days of
gay abundance

she refuses to share
her tears  which for her
are the blessings flowing
from the highest points
of her inner-space..


Monday, June 8, 2015

Wilting Sunflowers - Haiku..

Leo's  APED Prompt: Wilt

Sun hides behind 
a thick dark cover of clouds;
wilting sunflowers


Wilting sunflowers;
earth bothers not as she knows 
the fate of dark clouds


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Light, Darkness , some grey .. Haiku

Leo's APED   Prompt : Stranger
Thanks to Sfurti Juztamom for the prompt..

No more a stranger
in her adorned mirror;
light,darkness, some grey 


Friday, June 5, 2015

With Rainbow In Her Eyes...


Leo's APED Prompt 6 Week-end Wordle  ...

With Rainbow In Her Eyes...

Breeze carries with it
the music of the rain as the raindrops
softly hit her face
Immersed in the magic
she didn't even notice
jumping  over a
small waist-high bush
She had forgotten to
unfold and put-on her raincoat
Her adolescent mind thought:
"Will I have the same freedom
after I become someone's bride"..
She smiled and let it go
Why think of  something
so far ahead in time...
Still in school
her  life had just begun..
She looks up in the skies
with rainbow in her  eyes....


Thursday, June 4, 2015

APED Prompt 5 - Moon Lit Water Shines..a Poem..


Image Source: Moonlit Landscape with Bridge by Aert van der Neer (via Wikimedia Commons)

Leo's APED Prompt 5 


Moon-lit water shines;
she sees herself on the bridge
having pushed a paper-boat
loaded with her dreams
slowly sailing 
towards a brighter morning
when she would see the 
reflection of a rising Sun...

She wonders 
if  her happy thoughts
would  create some ripples 
in the still morning waters..
No, she wouldn't be able
to witness the spectacle 
'cos she hopes to have crossed
the bridge by then..

For now the moon shines
in all its glory and the 
paper-boat sails ahead as 
the sound of wind-chime
brings her out of reverie
she looks around 
the darkness
Mind can't differentiate.

She did stand on that bridge.
The paper-boat she had created
and left on her side
had disappeared..
Ah, that's when the moon 
knocked on her window glass
and she let the moon-beam
offer gleam to her dreams... 

RS :)

Leo's APED Pompt 4: 
"Everything you can imagine is real"  - Pablo Picasso

Shared with Haiku My Heart..

She draws frozen Moon
in the centre of the Sun;

a cool trick to bear the heat
of her reality...


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Three Haiku : Leo's APED

Here's for Leo's  APED 3 - Wordle..

Earth takes another 
round around sun with elan;
snow in the North melts..

A new dawn;
blind smells fresh coffee 
with each breath..

Ah, Summer fun;
child in her desires 
dark chocolate 


She Weaves Happiness..

Leo's APED Prompt : 2 
Through Thick and Thin..

She Weaves Happiness..

She weaves happiness 
as it passes through thick and thin;
twisted thread of life


Twisted thread of life
keeps passing through thick and thin;
she weaves happiness


Monday, June 1, 2015

Moon Kept Glowing...


Well my inspiration Vinay (Leo) is back..and I will have my chance to write haiku or poems.. everyday.. Wow!!!  

Moon Kept Glowing

It was getting 
a little darker as I 
no more could hear 
the sound of my footsteps
I walked on 
looking down,
on the ground
and in between I would
glance at the little angels
running and 
jumping around
as, full of jest, their moms 
followed them..
And then I looked up
the Moon smiled
I smiled too
we both knew the truth
so it felt better
Moon kept glowing
I kept walking.
Till I got tired
when I returned home.

A Haiku

Monstrous hot winds
hit me direct on the face;
I fall sick, simple